LASIK

LASIK Procedure Steps

Before the procedure starts, your doctor will apply numbing eye drops to prevent any discomfort throughout the procedure. Your doctor may as well give you some medication to help you relax.

Your doctor will use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eyelids open while your eye is positioned under the laser.

The next step is to create a corneal flap using laser, see figure below.

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LASIK

Before LASIK Surgery

LASIK can be very successful if done on the right patient, but it is not for everyone.

That is why your doctor will carry out a thorough eye exam to be sure your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. Your doctor will examine:

  • The shape and thickness of your cornea
  • Pupil size
  • Refractive errors
  • Moistness of your eye
  • Other eye conditions

Your doctor will assess your general health and take note of any medication you are taking.

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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

After the Procedure

  • After the surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room where your blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen level will be monitored closely.
  • Once you are awake and your vital signs return to normal, you will be transferred to your own private room in the ward.
  • Our nurses will take care of you in the ward and provide you with pain medication for incisional pain if needed.
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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

During the Procedure

  • You will be required to take off any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the procedure.
  • You will be requested to take off your clothing. You will be provided a gown to wear instead.
  • You will be requested to empty your bladder before the procedure.
  • Your nurse will shave the surgical site should there be too much hair.
  • An IV line will be inserted in your arm or hand.

The Procedure

  • You will be positioned in your back on the operating table.
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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Before the Procedure

  • Your surgeon will explain how the procedure will take place and you may ask any questions that you have about the procedure. You will need to sign a consent form that gives permission to do the procedure. Carefully read the form and ask questions if anything is unclear.
  • Your doctor will take a complete medical history and perform a physical exam to make sure you are healthy enough to undergo the procedure. You may additionally undergo blood tests and other diagnostic tests.
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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

When to See a Physician

See your doctor ASAP if you have:

  • A pulsating mass in your abdomen
  • Abrupt weakness in the lower extremities on one side of the body
  • Chest pain you have not felt before
  • A cold foot or a black or blue painful toe for no apparent reason

Medical Exams and Tests

Aortic aneurysms are frequently exposed in an X-ray, ultrasound, or echocardiogram performed for other reasons.

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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) is a minimally-invasive procedure to repair an aneurysm in your aorta (the biggest artery in your body). If left untreated, the aneurysm can leak or burst causing immediate death.

If you experience the following signs of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, seek medical attention at once:

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Cancer

Types of Cancer

There are hundreds of different types of cancer, but cancers in general, belong to five basic categories:

  • Carcinomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Myelomas
  • Lymphomas
  • Leukemias

Carcinomas are the most common cancers. They originate in tissues which either cover surfaces or line internal organs, accounting for 80 to 90 percent of malignant cases. There are two major subtypes of carcinoma:

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Cancer

Causes of Cancer

The World Health Organization reported that cancer, a leading cause of death worldwide, accounted for 8.2 million deaths in 2012.

Several factors are known to cause to cancer in certain parts of the body. For example, tobacco use can cause cancer of the lung, mouth, tongue, and throat. Other factors which are considered to be able to cause cancer or render an individual more prone to get cancer include:

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